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Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

In this image provided by the Georgia Port Authority, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during the Georgia Ports Authority's Savannah State of the Port event, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Savannah, Ga. The GPA plans to double capacity at Garden City Terminal to 11 million twenty-foot equivalent container units per year. In Fiscal Year 2019, port-related industries announced $5 billion in new investment and 12,000 new jobs coming to Georgia. (Stephen Morton/Georgia Port Authority via AP)

ATLANTA — Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online.

Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he’s stepping down in December due to health issues.

And he’d like to hear from you, if you’re interested.

“To ensure an open and transparent appointment process, I am encouraging all Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their name and qualifications,” Kemp said in a statement Tuesday.

The unusual request links to an online form where applicants are asked to upload their resume and fill out a short questionnaire.

Whoever Kemp appoints would need to defend the seat in a November 2020 special election.

Ben Nadler, The Associated Press

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